GLOW MISTS One spray and we’re away? Count us in

Face re­fresh­ers that leave skin look­ing lit from within? Beauty ed­i­tor CASSIE POWNEY had a spritz-up to find the best

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Ci­até Dewy Spritz, £22 Boast­ing hy­drat­ing hyaluronic acid and green tea ex­tract, this one’s de­signed to prime skin for make-up as well as set it once it’s ap­plied. The iri­des­cent pearls float­ing around in the bot­tle don’t pack that much punch on skin, so don’t stop here for look-at-me lu­mi­nos­ity.

Smash­box + Vlada Lim­ited Edi­tion Pe­tal Metal Shim­mer Spray, £26 This flat­ter­ing rosegold il­lu­mi­na­tor is the most light-re­flect­ing of the bunch. It’s also a lim­ited edi­tion, so grab it while you can. It’s not ex­actly a fine mist, so obey in­struc­tions and ap­ply be­fore make-up, blend­ing with or with­out your usual base.

MAC Prep + Prime Fix+ in Pin­klite, £19 (also avail­able in Goldlite) This is an­other sur­pris­ingly sub­tle one con­sid­er­ing how sparkly it looks in the bot­tle. I’d have pre­ferred a light spat­ter­ing rather than a dous­ing (a fine mist it’s not), but my makeup did stay put dur­ing a pretty in­tense heat­wave, so it doesn’t fall short of its fix­ing prom­ise.

Iconic Prep-Set-Glow in Glow, £18.50 (also avail­able in Orig­i­nal) A bronzetinted wa­ter that sits closer to Smash­box on the shim­mer scale. There are plenty of skin-lov­ing in­gre­di­ents in there, too; cu­cum­ber ex­tract, chamomile, green tea and vi­ta­min E. I found the spray quite sat­u­rat­ing so would al­ways ap­ply be­fore make-up, leav­ing the set­ting func­tion a bit re­dun­dant.

Ed­i­tor’s pick...

Cover FX Dewy Fin­ish Set­ting Spray, £23 Fi­nally, a del­i­cate mist that doesn’t make you look like you’ve been sprayed by a pass­ing car. The ef­fects are sub­tle; think fresh and nat­u­ral rather than a JLo glow. But if, like me, you’re af­ter fresh-all-day foun­da­tion and can take or leave the shim­mer, pro­ceed to check­out.

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